But surely "spiritual mothers" are not something unknown in Orthodoxy? In what context did she use the term?
Just to clarify, I don't think that every word this woman utters is pure gold, but then neither do I believe that of anyone else. I just thought her comments were interesting and the film itself looked thoughtful. I haven't seen it and don't expect to, but it looks to be a completely different take from the way Christians are usually portrayed as condemning, mindless bigots, so sure that theirs is the last word on all things.